Police & Fire

February 9, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three people were sent to area hospitals earlier today after a chemical exposure event at Genewiz. According to the Breaking New Network rescue units responded to 126 Corporate Blvd at 2:30pm on the report of injuries from chemical exposure. A total of nine people were ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Plainfield resident was arrested after being stopped for having unclear license plates.  On February 1 around 1 p.m. Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped David Ajquejay-Pinzon, 26 driving a black Honda SUV, police report. Ajquejay-Pinzon could not give his credentials.  A check on his ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Juvenile Detective Bureau is actively investigating the incident that occurred at the boys basketball game against Linden on Tuesday evening, leaving Linden player Shakim Bibby with multiple injuries. According to the release, the bureau is in the process ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two men have been charged with armed robbery and other related crimes in connection with a hold-up at a Verizon store on Route 22 in Green Brook, which was followed by a chase and apprehension in Piscataway and South Bound Brook, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A car on the 800 block of Dixie Lane in the Netherwood Heights section of Plainfield leaked a significant amount of gas that had neighbors concerned due to the smell, and a plume of smoke was seen while individuals worked on the vehicle. A firefighter told TAPinto Plainfield ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Township Police are reporting that the 16-year-old girl missing in Chimney Rock Park since 2 a.m. Saturday was found dead Saturday evening. The matter is still under investigation; no other details were available. Bridgewater Township Police had been engaging in a search and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- An accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian on Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m. closed part of South Avenue in Fanwood between Martine Ave. and Second Street. "At approximately 6:16 tonight, we received a call from County dispatch that a person was struck by a motor ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - At approximately 4:15 PM, Plainfield Police Units responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash in the area of Putnam Avenue and Richmond Street. Six individuals were injured with ages ranging from mid twenties to mid fifties.  The most serious injury reported at this time is ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Somerset man is facing charges for causing the death of 22-year old Antoine King, Jr. of Plainfield after crashing his SUV into a tree on West 4th Street early Monday morning, Piscataway police reported. According to a Monday news release about the 3:40 a.m. accident, Suraj ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A 22-year old Plainfield man has been charged with distributing child pornography, acting Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera announced on Monday. A Union County grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Fernando Cossagvic, who is additionally charged with ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Council Approvals Sought For Legal Contracts, Tax Appeals Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Council Meetings in Court for 2018 Plainfield ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Police arrested a suspect in connection with a residential burglary on Wednesday afternoon. According to Police Chief Pedro Matos, police responded to a call from an alert resident in the area of Orchard Terrace and Hawthorne Drive around 1 p.m.   The resident reported seeing a ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is still investigating the death of Gladys Barrera, the former girlfriend of Fred Terrible, 58, who died on Jan. 3 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound just days after Barrera was killed in Trenton on New Year’s Eve, according to Police Chief ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Township is experiencing a widespread power outage on Friday morning. Orange Avenue School, Cranford High School and Bloomingdale Avenue School have lost power, according to updates on social media. According to Lieutenant Ed Davenport of the CPD, partial power outages ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, shortly after 10:30 AM, the South Plainfield Police responded to an Amboy Avenue residence on a report of a home burglary.  According to police, access was gained to the home and electronics and jewelry were stolen.   Police said a witness saw ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield held its reorganization meeting on New Year's Day, with Mayor Adrian O. Mapp taking the oath of office to begin his second term.  The City Council welcomed Steve Hockaday, who represents the Fourth Ward, and Joylette Mills-Ransome took the oath to fill the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield man who is accused of fatally stabbing his roommate following an argument just before midnight on New Year’s Eve has been located and arrested. Darin Jose Cano Vasquez, 23, is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Downtown Plainfield Alliance Receives Grant for North Avenue Historic District Street Signage Plainfield's Cresthaven Academy Charter School Collects 700+ Presents in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A major residential structure fire at 125 Summit Avenue has caused significant damage to the apartment building, displaced approximately a dozen families, and sent two individuals to Overlook Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. There are no reported injuries to first ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The body of a young woman was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex this week. Authorities are  investigating the discovery at  Greenbrook Gardens apartment complex off Rock Avenue and Route 22 where neighbors reported seeing the body of a young woman in the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - First responders are on the scene of a two car crash in the area of New Providence Road and Bonnie Burn Road at 7:45 p.m. Monday evening, authorities said. Avoid the area.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out on the 900 block of West 3rd Street in Plainfield on Tuesday morning. The Breaking News Network reported that an exterior wind condition fed the fire. Plainfield Deputy Michael McCue told a resident that it was most likely an electrical fire.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Open Letter to Plainfield (NJ) Mayor and Council Plainfield Students Communicate with Students in Kenya Via Skype AAA Dec 18 Survey shows Gas Prices Continue to Drop ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The fourth anniversary of an incident in which a Somerset County man was fatally shot in Plainfield is approaching, and investigators are continuing to seek information from members of the public in order to solve the crime. There have been no charges filed to date in connection ...

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EDISON, NJ - A fatal accident early Friday morning has snarled traffic on several highways in the township. At least three vehicles caught fire, and at least one death has been confirmed, after a multiple-vehicle crash near the merger of Route 440 and I-287, according to Breaking News Network ...

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Investigators are actively searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that took place Wednesday afternoon in Linden, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said. The suspect, 23 year old, Shansey Abernathy has been charged with murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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UPDATE: Per Police Director Carl Riley, at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Dec. 20, Nafis Chapmin was apprehended without incident in the City of Plainfield by one of the Patrol Sergeants and a Detective as a result of a tip regarding his whereabouts.  Riley said, "this was made possible by some members ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Councilman Barry Goode was charged with driving while intoxicated after refusing to provide a breath sample on Dec. 9, according to a Plainfield Police report. Plainfield Police were called to the 900 block of Melrose Place on that Saturday evening to investigate a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ--Investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for the alleged luring and sexual assault of a teenager in Elizabeth last week. On Thursday, December 7, the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit received a referral from the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ- Injuries are reported following a two-car crash on the Garden State Parkway near exit 137, according to Trooper Gene Hong of the New Jersey State Police. The accident occurred at 1:35 p.m. According to the Breaking News Network, the vehicles went into the woods after colliding, ...

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